2013 Waterfowl Survey

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2013 Waterfowl Survey

Postby drake7 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:16 am

"Preliminary results for the 2013 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey are now available. The estimate of 45.6 million birds was 6% lower than last year’s estimate of 48.6 million, but was still 33% above the long-term average. The total pond estimate was 6.9 million, which was 24% above last year’s estimate of 5.5 million and 35% above the long-term average of 5.1 million. Despite a delayed spring over most of the survey area, habitat conditions were improved or similar to last year in many areas due to average to above-average annual precipitation, with the exception being southeastern Canada, the northeast U.S., and portions of Montana and the Dakotas."

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Re: 2013 Waterfowl Survey

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:15 am

The drop in overall numbers is because of the increase in the scaup limit. I knew this would happen. :lol3:
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